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PBS
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> narrator: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle. >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, "why are you doing this?" this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success, and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period, and they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> narrator: for mitt romney, growing up in this affluent suburban detroit neighborhood was just about perfect. >> mitt romney did have this rather elite upbringing. a very wealthy community. he is, you know, very well taken care of. >> narrator: mitt was the youngest of four children. >> these are people who just adored their children. and you could see that mitt and his dad had a very special bond. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. george romney
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
was as low as they've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics >> reporter: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, why are you doing this? this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success. and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the esident andirst lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period? they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> woodruff: the choice: 2012 >> woodruff: "the choice 2012" airs on most pbs stations tonight. >> ifill: next, our series on "coping with climate change" looks at how the city of chicago is dealing with ever warmer temperatures, by trying to cool things down with changes to its landscape. we turn again to hari sreenivasan, who traveled there recently. >> that's your grandfather. >> sreenivasan: 15-year-old janell coleman only knows her grandfather through
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
romney's 1994 bid for the massachusetts senate seat held by ted kennedy, and barack obama's attempt to unseat a popular illinois congressman, former black panther bobby rush in 2000. this excerpt begins with an ad from the kennedy team that an angry romney attacked when the two men met for a debate. >> mitt romney says he helped create 10,000 jobs. the formers workers in indiana say something else >> i would like to say to the people of massachusetts if you think it can't happen to you, think again because we thought it wouldn't happen here either >> i want to know why you spent millions of dollars showing advertisements of strikers in a company i had nothing to do with. >> kennedy, the veteran, ignored romney's charge >> mr. romney, let's put the ads aside and talk about health care. let's talk about education. let's talk about training. let's talk about new jobs. let's talk about infrastructure. let's talk about our different vision for massachusetts. that's what the people of massachusetts want to talk about. that's what i think they ought to hear about. >> i think about ten or 1
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
was organizing in iowa for a long shot candidate named senator barack obama and he did a great job then and with everything he touches. and he joins us today. michael. >> thank you. let's give another round of aplause to governor deval patrick. of all the places the governor could be, him being here in virginia 24 days before election day shows the importance of virge. that's another reason why president obama is going to win on election day. to sharon it's always good to have people who remind us of why we do this work. someone who is committed and reminds us this is about everyday life and so thank you for what dow and thank you for all the volunteers and thank you to all the people here today. everyone let's be clear, this is a very clear choice that we have in this election about going forward or backward. and we all know that 24 days from today we have to go forward and elect president obama as our president. why? 32 million americans have healthcare right now because president obama stood up to make sure healthcare got done. [applause] in 24 days let's be reminded about what'
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-up to the election, then senator barack obama got more than a couple of flags waved. there was the scene of him standing in a stage of iowa, were citing him -- all but one had his hand over his heart during the national anthem. that was barack obama. he explained in independence, iowa, he said, and i quote. my attitude is that i'm less concerned about what you're wearing on your lapel than what is in your heart. well, again, try that with your wife. i love you, but i'm not buying you those big diamond earrings because i'm less concerned with what you wear on your ears and what's inside your heart. president obama was asked again about the pin in an interview in cedar rapids, iowa. he said that the truth is is that right after 9/11, i have been. shortly after 9/11, particularly as we are talking about the iraq war, that became a substitute for true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security. those are his exact words. yes, he said that. it just kept getting worse. the pin he said he didn't like, he actually used to live like until everyone in amer
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
between senator john mccain and senator debate betweenthe senator john mccain and senator barack obama. >> c-span brings a special perspective into what is happening in washington, particularly your coverage of the house and the senate. if something is going on in the house and the senate -- and something will go on in the next five years. maybe not this year -- c-span coverage this authoritatively, very well and it is one of the major new sources in washington. we are all struggling with what is point to happen with health care. c-span was the board data was covering what is happening with health care. c-span is the authority of boys in terms of what the -- voice about what we congress is doing. >> c-span, created in 1979 and brought to you as a public service. >> this government has promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the soviet military buildup on the island of cuba. within the past week, unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. the purpose of these bases can be none othe
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
to seek negotiations. he resisted stronger sanctions. in fact, when senator mendez and senator kirk suggested tougher sanctions, obama opposed them. it was only after congress forced him to that he went forward and he's allowed the u.n. security council, russia and china to determine our policy. all these are acts of weaknesses as opposed to making clear and we haven't worked closely with our allies as evidence by the recent u.n. meeting when the president had time for whoopi goldberg but couldn't meet with netanyahu. >> one of the criticisms, this appears to be management of the arab spring. that is a big part. does governor romney think it was a mistake to push mubarak out? >> what he has said is that we have forces that are of extre extremism and forces of moderation an we should be aligned and help those forces. a difference in egypt is one that's on the table today. governor romney says we should have conditions. we shouldn't write off a billion dollar debt. >> but going back to mubarak. was that a mistake? does governor romney believe that's a mistake? >> how it was handled wa
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for president obama. he was joined by senate majority leader harry reid and shelley berkley. this is 50 minutes. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> you know, we are here at las vegas springs. this is where it all started. [cheers and applause] i spent considerable time the last few months on some of mitt romney's considerable shortcomings. [cheers and applause] but today i am not going to dwell on that. today i am going to spend my time, my allotted time to talk about barack obama. [cheers and applause] i am happy to do that because i is seen with my own eyes, as you have, how barack obama, president of the united states has changed america for the better. [cheers and applause] now, i'm going to talk just about a few things. i remember that first congress. the first legislation we passed. it was in a state, but we did it. it was the lily let you legislation. [cheers and applause] with women who do the same work on more equal claim than men. that is fair. now, also what we did under his guidance and leadership, wall street reform. so make sure that those big, bi
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. mahoney. that then followed joe manchin's election to the senate. the registration deadline is today. president obama will be speaking to students at ohio state. we will have that live at 5:00 p.m. >> look what obama did on the budget, nothing except at borrow and spend. and as a result of his abdication of leadership, as a result of seeing the most predictable economic crisis in our country's history and not fixing it, our credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. >> we laid out a $4 trillion debt reduction plan over the next 10 years. and we are already passed $1 trillion of it. ladies and gentlemen, these guys vote against everything. no, i really mean it. ok, i get that you do not like our plan. and what is your plan? >> paul ryan and vice-president joe biden will face off in a vice presidential debate. you can watch engage with c-span with our live debate preview starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern followed by the debate at 9:00 p.m. your reactions and calls and tweet at 10:30 p.m. follow online at c-span.org. >> the supreme court tomorrow is scheduled to hear or
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 2:00pm PDT
-a-sketch in wednesday's debate last week, when is president obama going to stop talking about big bird and go after the guy himself? that's the candidate. >>> also, the war in the west. senate race in north dakota, montana, nevada, and arizona, believe it or not arizona, now tossups. the democrat making a surprising run. richard carmona here on hardball. he's a vietnam vet and quite a candidate. >>> jon stewart takes on the new phrase you have heard of the truthers, the birthers, now we have the jobbers, those right leaning conservatives conspiracy theorists who say the unemployment numbers were cooked in obama's headquarters. >> i got to say if you're cooking the books, 7.8% unemployment is [ bleep ] recipe. it's like the radish stew of jobless numbers. >> you can cut them a little lower. >>> let me finish with the real differences between these candidates, and they're a lot bigger than big bird. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to w
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
a classic et asketch last week. when is president obama going to stop talking about big bird and go after the big stuff and the other guy? >>> also the war in the west, senate races in north dakota, montana, nevada and arizona, they're all toss-ups. tonight a democrat making a, richard carmona is here. >>> and jon stewart takes on the jobbers, the right-leaning conspiracy theorists who say the unemployment numbers were sent in from obama headquarters in chicago. >> it's a [ bleep ] recipe. it's like the radish stew of jobless numbers. >>> finally let me finish with the real differences between these two candidates. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your po
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
race. a new poll showing mitt romney leading president obama and talk about that with senator john mccain in a couple of minutes. peter al a aal alexander is on campaign trail. >> reporter: this race is tightening with four weeks to go. on monday, mitt romney trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief attacked the president saying the middle east has become a more dangerous place since president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. we got to look back at the progress we have made and that should give us confidence. but we have to understand we have got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may have been singing in the rain. a downpour. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you very much. >> reporter: romney may have good reason for new confidence passing out mcdonald's
FOX News
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
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NBC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
now leading president obama. we'll talk about that with senator john mccain in just a couple of minutes, but first nbc's peter alexander is on the campaign trail in newport news, virginia. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. as you noted, this race appears to be tightening now with exactly four weeks to go, and on monday mitt romney, trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief, attacked the president saying that the middle east has become a more dangerous place than when president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach his fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent, and we cannot afford to be cynical. we've got to look back at the progress we've made, and that should give us confidence, but we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may as we will have been singing in the rain, a downpour. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to be watched for years and years. thank you very much, richard carmona running for the united states senate in arizona. up next, a new pbs documentary on this race, the 2012 presidential race, explores how mitt romney's mormon faith shapes him as a politician and his ambitions and how romney and obama came back from bruising losses early in their political careers and that's ahead. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] if you had a dollar for every dollar car insurance companies say they'll save you by switching, you'd have like, a ton of dollars. but how are they saving you those dollars? a lot of companies might answer "um" or, "no comment." then there's esurance. born online, raised by technology, and majors in efficiency. so whatever they save, you save. hassle, time, paperwork, hair-tearing-out, and yes, especially dollars. esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. >>> we've got another couple polls for new states not thought of as battlegrounds, but they're close. in pennsylvania the president is up by just three points over romney, 43%, 40%. in
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT
for the democrats. he's stumping for indiana senate candidate joe donnelly, a notre dame guy. and he brought up last night's debate and said he felt sorry that paul ryan has to defend mitt romney's charge that president obama's $716 billion of medicare savings is a cut. actually it's the same savings that ryan has in his own exact plan. >> now, aarp endorsed it, do you really think they'd be out in the business of wrecking medicare? do you think all the old geezers like me would still pay their aarp dues if they thought thea arp was wrecking medicare? i mean, come on, give me a break here. but he's got to stand up there with a straight face and say all that stuff. >> some geezer. nobody breaks it down better than big bill. we'll be right back. common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back to "hardball." whether you loved it or not or hated it, joe biden's performance dominate
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
on the campaign trail. that's good news for the democrats. he's stumping for indiana senate candidate joe donnelly, a notre dame guy. and he brought up last night's debate and said he felt sorry that paul ryan has to defend mitt romney's charge that president obama's $716 billion of medicare savings is a cut. actually it's the same savings that ryan has in his own exact plan. >> now, aarp endorsed it, do you really think they'd be out in the business of wrecking medicare? do you think all the old geezers like me would still pay their aarp dues if they thought the aarp was wrecking medicare? i mean, come on, give me a break here. but he's got to stand up there with a straight face and say all that stuff. >> some geezer. nobody breaks it down better than big bill. we'll be right back. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of tires? your ford dealer. i'm beginning to sense a pattern. buy four select tires, get a $60 rebate. u
FOX Business
Oct 11, 2012 9:20am EDT
-out. no way that mitt romney it win heavily unionized michigan, especially when president obama says i helped save general motors. >> michigan has been democratic in presidential elections, but 2010, i came into office, we won the house and the senate. we won the state-wide offices, and it was all focused on more and better jobs and a future for our kids and that's what governor romney is all about. washington is a mess we need solutions. stuart: we've got that, but you think that governor romney is going directly at growth and jobs issue in a way that michigan people are listening to, really? >> i think in the last debate he did a good job, he was aggressive and got on the message, 'cause again it's not worth fighting about the past. the more he can talk about the positive programs he's looking at and need for getting the budget taken care of and paying down debt and tax reform, the messages that worked in michigan. we're the come back state in the country and done reforms in the last year and a half and working we're 50 out of 50 and proven what can be done, it needs to happen in washington
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
senator joe manchin. welcome to both of you. what do you think did president obama just throw away the election, throw in the towel? >> no, you've got to love this business. a few weeks ago it was the owe owe president obama was skating to victory, there was nothing that was going to stop him and governor romney was dead and his political fortunes were over. in the split of a second it is almost the opposite. there are four weeks to go, there are still a lot of campaigning to do, critical debates have to happen. the president did not have a good debate, i think that is self-evident. moving on i think you have two key debates and the vice presidental debate that will be really critical. how each candidate performs in those debates will have an incredible significance in who wins the president. he's got to come in especially in his first debate, the president, in the town hall and hold governor romney's feet to the fire about his policies, hess facts and make him explain his contradictions and how his policies will not work. jon: chris he says that you've got to love this business --
PBS
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
need 50 votes in the senate and that for immigration reform you needed 60 votes in the senate. i think maybe they could have been a little bit more forceful in the issue but i understand. >> do hispanics sometimes feel pandered to? as we speak the white house has announced president obama is going to california to dedicate the see saar chavez memorial. >> i think we always have that sense. they're always pandering to latinos. it's not just now. it's always. you have politicians go to east l.a. on a parade wearing a sombrero. they go to miami and have a little drink. they do the things they feel, utter a few words in spanish and feel this is what we need to do to get the hispanic vote. sometimes they forget there are actual issues and their positions on the issues will decide whether they're going to get the support or not. >> i call it the christopher columbus syndrome. every four years they rediscover us, hispanics, and then they forget about us for three years and then they rediscover us again. >> yet, as the news reported this week, we discussed it earlier, this is still shocking. p
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